Choi, Pietrangelo arrested at White House protest of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’


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Lt. Dan Choi was arrested Thursday after handcuffing himself to a White House fence to protest the military‘s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

Choi and Pietrangelo handcuffed to White House fence March 18, 2010.
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Choi, a gay rights activist and an outspoken opponent of the military’s ban on gays, led a group of about 100 protesters in Washington D.C. Among them was former Army infantryman James Pietrangelo, who was also arrested.

According to the Advocate, Choi was speaking at the HRC rally at Freedom Plaza when he asked the group’s executive director, Joe Solmonese, if he would march to the White House.

Both Choi and Pietrangelo were discharged from the military under DADT. Choi is the founder of Knights Out, a West Point alumni organization supporting LGBT soldiers.

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